Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October....and on and on it goes.

   I had 2 projects to work on this month........ The scrappy floral mountains is under the needle....only not finished.   I am about half way thru the quilting, and easy meandering loop.  I debated on trying something more complicated or with detail.   But common sense prevailed and I knew the florals were so busy nothing much would show, so why invest that much time.









   The other got finished...... the rail fence in florals.













   I worked on the leader and ender ---Double 4 Patch---as I assembled both of these quilts.   Talk about a bonus.....I will probably work on hourglass blocks as leader and ender as I assemble this one.  Never ending, just one after another.









   Bonnie Hunter released her colors for the Mystery Quilt......I sent Sir Old Man to Lowe's for color cards.  LOL, he was wanting to get nails for the nail gun anyway.    He needs them to make a couple more pumpkins for the front porch:)   The sun was quite bright so the photo is washed out.
   This is his first prototype.  Made from wood pallets, unstained raw wood.  He sculpted a stem  of sorts too.   He plans on a couple more that are taller.  I will get better photos too.

   We had a great visit with Chad while he was in town over the weekend.  He and Amber are now in Missouri and expecting a second child.  He noted the featherweight was out, and said he was so relieved that I was back to quilting.    So I am now perusing thru patterns for the next baby quilt.  I have an couple of ideas which I will nail down soon. 

I will figure out next month when it gets here......tomorrow.  Happy stitching, and eating chocolate.

15 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looks like you have been busy and have a lot done - all pretty too!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love what you are working on. Wish I had some chocolate right now. All your florals are just so darned gorgeous.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You have gotten lots done. I like the scrappy double 4 patch.

Nicki said...

I really like the finished rail fence in florals. All your florals are just lovely in any & every quilt you make. So glad you had a good ween-end visit. BONUS! Another baby quilt on the drawing board. :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love your floral rails! I also love that you are working from one to the next as leader/enders right until it is all used up. That's my kind of challenge.

Janet O. said...

Two beautiful quilts for your October focus, Debbie. I think you made good progress!
The Double 4-patch is coming along. I love a bonus quilt with leader/enders.
You have such a clever and skilled hubby.
I have never been brave enough to do a Bonnie mystery in real time. :)

Quilting Babcia said...

I love Sir Old Man's rustic pumpkin. Perfect for a country home! I agree totally with your take on simple meander quilting on busy tops. They just don't do fancy quilting justice, all they need is texture and hold-it-together quilting. I have never done a Bonnie mystery, and probably never will though I generally love her style, just not enough hours left in life to get to all the "want-to's." Happy November! We made it through another year (about the 16th now) with no trick-or-treaters.

Barbara said...

I love that double 4-patch. It reminds me of the Irish Chain, which is another of my favorites. Nice work. Love the rustic pumpkin.

Mary said...

Your hubby is so gifted and a reason for a baby quilt! Sounds like you're going to have a lot of fun.

Cheree @ That Morning Latte said...

The florals are beautiful—I esp like the rail fence :). Unfortunately, there’s been too much chocolate eating over here—and we don’t even get trick-or-treaters! Shooting for less chocolate, more stitching today. Happy November!

Sylvia Anderson said...

Chocolate makes everything better!!! My favorite would be the Rail Fence quilt...I think it's stunning. Have a good day.

Louise said...

Your double four patch has inspired me to use that pattern for my leader/enders! I was already making small four patches and now I have a goal for them :)

A nice meander on your mountains is a really good idea. All the texture with less detailed work that would be lost anyway.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great pumpkins. Congrats on the new (to be) grand. We'll be driving thru Missouri in Dec.

Susan said...

Love your scrappy 4 patch!

Mystic Quilter said...

The effect of the diagonals can really be seen now on your double four patch - very effective!
Just read the post re the Mystery Quilt from Bonnie Hunter - her suggested colour scheme sounds ideal, turquoise/aqua and salmon/coral are favourites - brown goes so well with the aqua although I'm normally not a buyer of brown fabrics.
Are you going to take on the Mystery?

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